Thursday, January 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: How to Open a Bottle of Wine

Time for another Throwback Thursday! Enjoy this gem from 2012.
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As some of you may recall, Boyfriend and I are collecting wine corks.

We’ve made decent progress. We’re doing everything we can.

So I thought I’d give you some dos and don’ts for how to open a bottom of wine.

DO: Unscrew the top*
*For screw-top wines

DO use a wine opener
Preserve the cork. DON’T break it into pieces.

DON’T break the wine opener

If you broke the wine opener, then DON’T use a screwdriver and hammer

And definitely DON’T use your teeth.

Also DON’T try to break it open.
The wine will fall into the bowl, we'll strain the pieces of glass out and voila! Genius, no?
In conclusion, DO have an extra wine opener handy.

And now you know the right way to open a bottle of wine! What’s the weirdest way you’ve opened one? And seriously, what should I do with all these corks?!


  1. I've yet to try this. I might start drinking again just to give it a shot.

  2. I remember this one. Have you done any more projects besides the trivets you guys made?

  3. I still think Sutter should be sponsoring your blog. ;)

  4. Great advice here! I hate when the cork breaks in half in the bottle!

  5. In an emergency, you can place the wine bottle in a shoe and then bash the sole of the shoe against a wall. Cork pops right out. Yay for science majors down the hall...